The Asus; it has a stronger 6+2 digital power phase, supports up to 2133mHz RAM, and is overall a better built board.
asus, good build quality, not many people have problems
not everyone has a problem with gigabyte am3+ boards, but a bit more peole do than with asus
also, i just bought a nearly identical board about an hour ago (evo, pro pretty much the same)
but im asking which is better for my money? do i seriously NEED the asus? or is the gigabyte fine for what im running?
im only getting 8gb 1866 ram tho.
...in your comparison they're pretty much the same price... and the asus is cheaper
i guess if you hate the idea of rebates, then the gigbyte is perfectly fine
uhmm.. no the gigabyte is 20 bucks cheaper $129.99(sale) compared to the $145.99 asus
Gigabyte only because there is a reason it is the highest selling board with the 990fx chipset.
lol thats what i was thinking too
$134.99 for the Pro: http://www.microcenter.com/product/395441/M5A99FX_PRO_R20_Socket_AM3_990FX_ATX_AMD_Motherboard
$117.98 for the Evo: http://www.outletpc.com/de7484-asus-m5a99x-evo-r20-amd-990fx-amd-motherboard.html?utm_source=de7484-asus-m5a99x-evo-r20-amd-990fx-amd-motherboard&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=pcpartpicker&utm_content=Asus%2B-%2BMotherboards%20%3E%20AMD%20Socket%20AM3
$125 after rebate, thats why i said "if you don't like rebate"
The Reason why the ud3 is sold so much is because its low price, but the quality of the board is also not that great, many issues with overheating vrm´s and northbridge chip, wen overclocking voltage throtteling and not a very great bios.
The Asus M5A99FX pro R2.0 is the winner
but is it seriously worth the extra 20 bucks with my hardware?
if you never plan to do an cpu upgrade and stay with the FX6300 95W tdp cpu, then you would be fine with that board, but if you ever plan to upgrade to a FX8350 or FX8320, and overclock that then its worth it deffanetly.